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Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier" Compare Black Russian Terrier and Newfoundland. Which is better: Black Russian Terrier or Newfoundland or Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier?
Name Black Russian Terrier Newfoundland Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
OriginsRussia Canada Ireland
Group Working Dogs Working Dogs Hunting Dogs
Popularity Rank1163649
Reviews121
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Other Names Chornyi, Terrier Noir Russem, Schwarzer Russicher Terrier, Tchiorny Terrier, Mustaterrieri, Black Terrier, Russian Bear Schnauzer, BRT, Stalin's Dog Newf, Newfie, The Gentle Giant, Blackbear Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Breed Type Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2004 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886 as a Working breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Pinscher and Schnauzer type section. Recognized by FCI in the Pinscher and Schnauzer - Molossoid and Swiss Mountain and Cattledogs group, in the Molossian type section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Irish Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Club Espanol De Terriers
Price $1800-$2500 $1500-$2000 $800-$1000

General Appearance - Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Size Giant Giant Medium
Weight 80-143 pounds (36-65 kg) Male: 130-150 pounds (59-68 kg), Female: 100-120 pounds (45-54 kg) Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 111.5 pounds (50.5 kg) Male: 140 pounds (63.5 kg), Female: 110 pounds (49.5 kg) Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg)
Height Male: 25-29 inches (64-74 cm), Female: 25-28 inches (64-72 cm) Male: 27-29 inches (69-74 cm), Female: 25-27 inches (63-69 cm) Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 27 inches (69 cm), Female: 26.5 inches (68 cm) Male: 28 inches (71.5 cm), Female: 26 inches (66 cm) Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Coat Rough
Curly
Waterproof
Fluffy
Waterproof
Thick
Curly
Colors Gray
Black
Gray
Brown
White
Black
Wheaten
Grooming
Average: The Black Russian Terrier requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Black Russian Terriers shed none to minimal.
Newfoundlands are heavy shedders.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.

Characteristics - Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Temperament Brave
Energetic
Lively
Confident
Stable
Affectionate
Gentle
Independent
Cheerful
Playful
Defensive
Social
Cheerful
Intelligent
Social
Gentle
Courageous
Loyal
Sweet
Affectionate
Faithful
Playful
Energetic
Intelligent
Spirited
Intelligent Rank
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Smart: Newfoundland's has great intelligence.
Average: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier's has average obedience intelligence.
Trainability
Black Russian Terriers are easy to train.
Newfoundlands are easy to train.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Playfulness
Black Russian Terriers, like any other dog breed, like playing.
Newfoundlands, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Black Russian Terriers are highly affectionate dogs.
Newfoundlands are highly affectionate dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Black Russian Terriers need for social interaction is average.
Newfoundlands are a social breed.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Average: The Black Russian Terrier barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Newfoundland rarely barks.
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Black Russian Terriers are one of the best watchdogs.
Newfoundlands are one of the best watchdogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Black Russian Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Newfoundlands are extremely protective guard dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential Low
The Black Russian Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Newfoundland has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Black Russian Terriers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Newfoundlands have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Black Russian Terriers have average wanderlust potential.
Newfoundlands have average wanderlust potential.
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Prey Drive
Black Russian Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Newfoundlands have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Newfoundlands are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Black Russian Terriers adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Newfoundlands adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Newfoundlands do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Stranger Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are not stranger friendly dogs.
Newfoundlands are stranger friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly dogs towards children.
Newfoundlands are very kid-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards cats.
Newfoundlands are very cat-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are average friendly towards other dogs.
Newfoundlands are dog-friendly dogs.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Black Russian Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Newfoundland is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are commonly okay with elderly people.
Newfoundlands are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Black Russian Terriers are generally with other pets.
Newfoundlands are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Good For First Time Owners No
Black Russian Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Newfoundlands are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Black Russian Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Newfoundland breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Yes
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Health Issues
Black Russian Terriers tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Allergies
Elbow Dysplasia
Hip Dysplasia
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Urinary Stones
Addison's Disease
Bloat
Cancer
Cataracts
Cherry Eye
Cystinuria
Elbow Dysplasia
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Hypothyroidism
Subvalvular Aortic Stenosis
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Cancer
Renal Dysplasia
Life Expectancy 10-14 years 9-12 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No Yes
Energy Level
Black Russian Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Newfoundlands have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Black Russian Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Newfoundlands have an average exercise need.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Black Russian Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Newfoundlands sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 3 to 4.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 5 to 6 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate Tolerates warm and cold weather. Prefers cold weather
The Newfoundland can adapt well to harsh weather conditions, and also can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Medium
The Black Russian Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
High
The Newfoundland has a high chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Black Russian Terrier is an average drooler.
The Newfoundland is a big drooler, so if you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, you should choose a dog from another breed.
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Black Russian Terrier vs Newfoundland vs Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 6-12 puppies 4-12 puppies 5-8 puppies

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